Alumni Weekend


 

  

Registration is Open! We look forward to seeing you in October!

Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2016, October 21-22:

1956 | 1961 | 1966 | 1971 | 1976 | 1981 | 1986 | 1991 | 1996 | 2001 | 2006 | 2011 | 2015

For questions please email law-alumni@law.northwestern.edu or call 312-503-7609.

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Lowden Hall | Northwestern Law
15th Anniversary of the Tax Program 
Join fellow tax alumni, current students, and faculty to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Tax Program.  Special thanks to our reception sponsor PwC. Click here to register. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Registration and Check-in | Northwestern Law Hospitality Suite Open 

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Career Strategy Office | Levy Mayer 124 | Northwestern Law
Alumni Career Advising 
The Northwestern Law Career Strategy Center is excited to provide career advising to alumni by appointment. 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Alumni Awards Luncheon | University Club of Chicago| 76 E Monroe St | $55 per person 
Join us for the Law Schools 4rd Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon. The awards luncheon acknowledges the significant impact of our esteemed alumni in the legal and business communities. Registration includes pre-reception and lunch. 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Atrium Registration Desk | Northwestern Law
Law School Building and Art Tour 
Join a guided tour of the Law School featuring the building’s history, renovation projects and an art walk exploring the Law School’s unique art collection. 

1:00 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m. | Lowden Hall | Northwestern Law
Global Café 
LLM and LLM-K program alumni are invited to join current students at our Global Café reception.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Rubloff 140 | Northwestern Law
Former SCOTUS Clerks Panel
Have you ever wondered what it was like to clerk for Justices Stevens, Alito, Kennedy, or Rehnquist? This panel of former SCOTUS law clerks will take you behind the scenes of a day in the life of a clerk and tell anecdotes of the cases on which and the Justices for whom they worked and the current nominations process of the pending SCOTUS Justice nominee.

Moderator, Kate Shaw JD '06, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for 
Constitutional Democracy at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Annie Kastanek BA'01, JD'05, Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago
John Kelsh JD '96, Partner, Corporate and Capital Markets Group
Jessica Phillips BA'02, JD'06, Counsel at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Michael Scudder JD '88, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
This program is approved for 1 general CLE credit in the state of Illinois.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Rubloff 150 | Northwestern Law
Working at the Intersection of Law, Business, and Technology 
As the lines between legal, business, and technical issues are blurred, lawyers need to be able to engage with clients on multiple levels, and be willing to deal with intersecting and interdependent issues involving law, business, and technology.  Learn about how innovation can be furthered by forward-thinking lawyers who can connect the dots, and how this kind of thinking might take your career in new (and unexpected!) directions.

Moderator, Esther Barron JD '95, Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of Donald Pritzker 
Entrepreneurship Law Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Parminder Batra JD '12, Co-Founder & CEO, TraknProtect
Stephen Brodsky JD/MBA '97, CEO, Spot Trading LLC
Keating Crown JD/MBA '11, Principal, Sterling Bay
Amy Garber MSCL '15, Chief Intellectual Property Office, Hazel Technologies LLC
Gary M. Ropski JD '76, Intellectual Property Attorney, Brinks Gilson & Lione
This program is approved for 1 general CLE credit in the state of Illinois.

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Rubloff 140 | Northwestern Law
Border Challenges: Responding to the Global Migration Crisis
Go beyond the headlines in a panel discussion with faculty and alumni, who will share their personal and academic experiences on the current migration crisis.  Learn about the causes, consequences and politics as we explore the issue from multiple ethical, political, economic and cultural perspectives.

Moderator, Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe, Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker 
School of Law
Linus Chan, University of Minnesota Law School
Leontine Chuang BA'97, JD '01, PILnet and Governor of the Lee Hysan Foundation
Borchien Lai BSL/JD '06, Foreigh Service Office, U.S. Department of State
Angelica Lopez JD '09, Staff Attorney, Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic at DePaul University 
College of Law

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Rubloff 150 | Northwestern Law
Supreme Court Roundup
This panel features Northwestern Pritzker School of Law professors who will address important decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court from the 2015 term.

Moderator, Marty Redish, Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy 
Tonja Jacbobi, Professor of Law, Affiliated Faculty, Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship 
Andrew Koppleman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science a
James Pfander, Owen L. Coon Professor of Law
This program is approved for 1 general CLE credit in the state of Illinois.

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Strawn Hall | Northwestern Law
Career Panel for Young Alumni
Whether you are currently searching for a job or looking for career strategy advice, this moderated panel of career coaches and placement experts will help you navigate the current legal job market and provide strategic advice for associates who may be thinking about becoming partners and/or leaving firms to pursue in-house jobs. 

Moderator, Dave Diamond, Assistant Dean, Center for Career Strategy & Advancement, 
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Lelia Hock JD '07, Founder of Alignment Coaching
Carin Parcel BSC '99, JD '03, Managing Director at Canopy Advisory Group
Austin Wilson JD '04, Partner at Madison West Legal Search 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Rubloff 150 | Northwestern Law
15th Anniversary of the JD - MBA Program
This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the 3-year JD-MBA program which is widely regarded as the best in the country. JD-MBA alumni will speak about the degree’s impact on their careers and its implications for the future of legal education. 

Moderator, Don Rebstock, Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
John Adams JD/MBA '16, Litgation Associate at Sidley Austin 
Geraldine M. Alexis JD/MBA '76, Retired Partner of Perkins Coie LLP
Courtney Armstrong BSME '93, JD/MBA '97, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Affairs, 
Warner Bros. Pictures
Nazar Yasin JD/MBA '06, Founder and Managing Partner of Rise Capital

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Rubloff 140 | Northwestern Law
Beyond Big Law
This panel will feature a range of professional women who have left large law firms to pursue other unique opportunities in the legal field. Hear what brought about their departure from big law, lessons learned throughout their careers, and the challenges faced in forging their own path. This panel is hosted by the Women's Leadership Coalition.

Moderator, Susan Provenzano, Professor of Practice, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Lacey Bundy JD '05, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Express, Inc
Alias Griffin JD '11, General Counsel for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Katherine Kenny JD '07, Staff Attorney at Loyola University of Chicago
Esther Joy King JD'13, LLM '13, Communication Consultant
This program is pending approval for 1 professional responsibility CLE credit in the state of Illinois.

5:15 p.m.  – 6:15 p.m. | Rubloff 150 | Northwestern Law
Town Hall Meeting with Dean Rodriguez and Dedication of Aspen Hall
Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez will discuss current happenings at the Law School and welcome questions from the alumni community. The discussion will be followed by a very special dedication of Aspen Hall, named through the generosity of Abel and Judy Friedman in honor of the Honorable Marvin Aspen JD ’58.

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Rubloff 8th Floor | Northwestern Law
Bluhm Legal Clinic Open House
Join clinic director Tom Geraghty (JD ’69) along with clinic faculty, students, and fellow alumni.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Atrium | Northwestern Law
Alumni Weekend Welcome Reception
Kick off the weekend and celebrate with festive cocktails, music, and bites while you catch up with faculty, friends, and students. 

Friday Night Class Parties
Informal class gatherings are just that – informal Friday night gatherings where you get to reconnect with your classmates at the Law School or designated Chicago locations. There is no fee associated with attending; however, each attendee is responsible for their own food and beverage. 

Class of 1966 
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Beatrix | 671 N St Clair
$35 Registration includes appetizers, dinner and a cash bar

Class of 1976
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Harry’s Café | Northwestern Pritzker School of Law  

Class of 1981
 
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | The Windsor | 160 E Huron St. 

Class of 1986 
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Bluhm Legal Clinic | Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
$50 Registration includes cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres

Class of 1991
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Hosted by Michael Warner JD’91 and Michelle Warner JD’91 at the home of the Warner’s | Detailed address information will be sent to those who register

Class of 1996
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | The Florentine | 151 W Adams St.

Class of 2001
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Café Iberico | 737 N LaSalle St.

Class of 2006
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Timothy O’Tooles | 622 North Fairbanks

Class of 2011 
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | D4 | 345 E Ohio St.

Class of 2015
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Moe’s Cantina | 155 W Kinzie St.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Registration and Check-in | Northwestern Law Hospitality Suite Open

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Atrium | Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Tailgate Breakfast 

9:30 a.m. 
Shuttle leaves for Evanston - Northwestern vs. Indiana (Homecoming) Game 
Join alumni and friends at Ryan Field to cheer on the Wildcats! We have a limited number of football tickets available for purchase.  If you need a ride to the game, we’ve got you covered there too!
$25 Single Game Ticket
$30 Single Game Ticket and Shuttle transportation to and from the game 


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Northwestern University and Northwestern Law Admissions Overview
More Information Coming Soon!

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Alumni Interviewing Program
Alumni interviews play a vital role in the success of the admissions process at Northwestern. 

10:00 a.m.| Museum of Contemporary Art | 220 East Chicago Ave.
Museum of Contemporary Art Guided Tour
Spend the morning touring one of the nation’s premier museums.
$18 per adult | $14 per senior | $12 per student


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Atrium Registration Desk | Northwestern Law
Law School Building and Art Tour 
Join a guided tour of the Law School featuring the building’s history, renovation projects and an art walk exploring the Law School’s unique art collection. 

11:00 a.m. | Northwestern vs. Indiana (Homecoming) Game 
Law Alumni Club of Chicago Family Friendly Game Watching Party
$25 – Join alumni and friends in the Law School Atrium for a cookout and game watching party while we cheer on the Wildcats! Fun entertainment for kids will be provided.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Leighton Faculty Commons | Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 
Class of 1956 and Class of 1961 Luncheon
$35 – Classmates from the class of 1956 and class of 1961 are invited to celebrate their reunion at a private luncheon in the Law School. 

Saturday Night Class Parties

Class of 1966 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Lowden Hall | Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
$70 Registration includes premium cocktail service, hors d'oeuvres and dinner

Class of 1971
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | River Roast | 315 N LaSalle St.
$130 Registration includes premium cocktail service, hors d'oeuvres and dinner

Class of 1976
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Leighton Faculty Commons | Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
$70 Registration includes premium cocktail service, hors d'oeuvres and dinner
 
Class of 1981 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Beatrix | 671 N St Clair
$110 Registration includes premium cocktail service, hors d'oeuvres and dinner

Class of 1986 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Mia Francesca | 200 East Chestnut St.
$110 Registration includes premium cocktail service, hors d'oeuvres and dinner

Class of 1991

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Green River | 259 E Erie St.
$125 Registration includes unlimited beer/wine, hors d'oeuvres and dinner

Class of 1996
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Harry’s Café | Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
$60 Registration includes premium cocktail service, hors d'oeuvres and dinner

Class of 2001
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Thorne Lobby | Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
$60 Registration includes premium cocktail service, hors d'oeuvres and dinner

Class of 2006
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Rockit Bar & Grill | 22 West Hubbard St.
$75 Registration includes heavy appetizers and open bar

Class of 2011 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Sub 51 | 51 West Hubbard St.
$75 Registration includes heavy appetizers and unlimited beer/wine

Class of 2015
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Pinstripes | 435 E Illinois St.
$45 Registration includes heavy appetizers and bowling - cash bar will be available